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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Solice, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Solice

    Solice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi, my LG Optimus F3 (LG MS659) won't work with link2sd/App2sd combo. What I mean by this is that whenever I try to set the install location on link2sd, it says "Warning: App2SD is not supported by your device. Because your device has a primary external storage which is emulated from the internal storage. you can link the app in order to move its files to your SD card".
    Does this mean that Link2SD won't install apps to my external drive? if so, how do I remedy this? I set up my external SD card with a FAT32, ext2, and a swap space.
    Thank you all for your help! :eek:

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Link2SD moves apps to the primary SD card which, in your device (and most devices today) is internal. It can save you some space by linking to parts of the app stored on external storage, but not as much as it used to. The effective way is still, as it's always been, to have a phone that has as much storage as you need.
  3. kdude63

    kdude63 Member

    App2SD won't work. It doesn't work on mine either.

    What you want to do is click "create link" and it will move the app files to your SD card and link them back to the internal storage.

    Also, the swap space on your SD card is completely useless to your phone. It's only used on computers for caching data from the RAM to the hard drive. (like the page file in windows)

    Edit: Damn I got ninja'd.
  4. Solice

    Solice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well... crap. So is link2sd useful to me at all?
  5. kdude63

    kdude63 Member

    If your phone is rooted, yes. You can create links to the files and move them to your SD card.
  6. Solice

    Solice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes i am rooted after about 7 hours of research (motochopper does not work for everyone). So what's the difference between linking and moving an app?
  7. Solice

    Solice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Also, i thought that since app2sd wasn't compatable, that i couldn't link them... or maybe that's just directly installing them. At this point i'm just wondering what the ext2 partition is good for.
  8. kdude63

    kdude63 Member

    I have no idea. All I know is that linking them works just fine even when App2SD doesn't work. Also, the EXT2 partition is what it moves the files to. Why? I have no idea. All I know is that the SD card needs to be formatted with 2 partitions in order to work. (I have mine with 2 FAT32 partitions and the App2External_SD mod installed.)
  9. duper1

    duper1 Well-Known Member

  10. Motochopper works only with earlier firmware on the F3, if you've updated to version c it won't work and you need to use saferoot.
    App2SD is not available on newer Android versions so you must use the link function in Link2SD, just use the "Create Link" button and ignore the "Move to SD Card" button.
    Creating the link will move the apk, dalvik cache, and library files for the app to the second partition. Link2SD creates a link to "fool" the system into thinking the apps are still in internal storage since Android 4.0 and up doesn't officially support moving apps to the external SD. The app data files will not be moved or linked by Link2SD, if you need to do this as well you can follow the instructions in this link already provided by duper1-
    Note that the above mod does require a bit more work than Link2SD.
  11. Sinner67

    Sinner67 Well-Known Member

    There is a difference between the Link2SD and the App2SD applications. Link2SD works on this phone as long as you select "Link". Do not try to "Move" the apps.
  12. Solice

    Solice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, thank you guys for your help! I greatly appreciate your time and effort on the subject!
  13. gtomas007

    gtomas007 Lurker

    Hi everbody !

    I'm new on forum.. I have rooted galaxy fame. Is possible to move my apps to SD without flashing custom rom ? wich of these opt is for me : 11xt2sd or link to sd ?

    I tryed 11extd to sd but i'm not resloved problem..

    ADRIANPG Newbie

    I am still getting not enough storage errors after using link2sd. It seems like sometimes it will only let me install certain apps. Everything says i have pplenty of storage left. Any one else getting this?

    ADRIANPG Newbie

    I got the app2sd not supported error also. Using app mgr iii, i copied app2d folder onto external sd card and deleted it from sd card or sd card 0. It works, i can see it reflected in the internal memory amount. Also, i used app mgr iii to hide system apps and that is also reflected in internal memory amount.
    Hope this helps. As for as my still getting insufficient storage errors.
    I can get the error when trying to install an app less than 1 mb and 5 mins later i can install an app that is 9 mb ????
    I thought it was not letting me install root required apps or apps i had installed before hard reset. After more playing around i am finding that it is actually quite random. Like it works when it feels like it. I'm using a 32 gb micro sd so i know i have plenty space on both partitions.
    If anyone has ran into this and can give some insight i would appreciate it, thanks.
  16. crypto1701

    crypto1701 Lurker

    If you are getting
  17. crypto1701

    crypto1701 Lurker

    I use Minitool Partition manager (http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html) to repartition my SD card. I noticed that Link2SD uses ext3, so I would use that (newer filesystem). You should be able to use Minitool to set up a swap space, but Link2sd does not support moving the swap area, so you will have to use a different tool to do that (they

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